NEWS AND STATEMENTS


Grants supplement global mission personnel needs

Grants supplement global mission personnel needs

Nationals in Mission (NIM) grants totaling $605,362 were approved on November 12, 2020, by Global Ministries’ board of directors. The funds will cover salary supplements for 182 mission-related positions in 60 countries.
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Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, international track

Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, international track

The application for the 2021-23 cohort of young adults serving in social justice ministries internationally opens Monday, Nov. 23.
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For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

In a year when one disaster seemed to follow another, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s longtime investment into the training and support of church members who respond — both in the U.S. and globally — is paying off.
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Global Health initiative exceeds goal of reaching 1 million children

Global Health initiative exceeds goal of reaching 1 million children

Abundant Health, The United Methodist Church’s global health initiative, has achieved and exceeded its 2020 goal by reaching 1,075,732 million children with lifesaving interventions.
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Bishop Yambasu agriculture initiative announced by Global Ministries

Bishop Yambasu agriculture initiative announced by Global Ministries

An agriculture initiative for Africa launched by Global Ministries two years ago has been renamed in memory of the late Bishop John K. Yambasu of Sierra Leone.
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Global Ministries leader explores “Mission for Such a Time as This”

Global Ministries leader explores “Mission for Such a Time as This”

During a time of pandemic as well as organizational uncertainty for the denomination, General Secretary Roland Fernandes and staff share an update on innovative ministries in mission.
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General Secretary to be installed at board meeting

General Secretary to be installed at board meeting

Roland Fernandes will be formally installed as General Secretary of Global Ministries on Thursday, Nov. 12 during the livestreamed opening worship service of the board of directors annual Fall meeting.
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UMCOR to Consolidate Relief Supply Network Operations

UMCOR to Consolidate Relief Supply Network Operations

In order to further maximize good stewardship of resources, it was announced at the Board of Directors meeting of the United Methodist Committee on Relief on October 28 ...
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“Does anybody outside this region care?” UMCOR does.

“Does anybody outside this region care?” UMCOR does.

In Louisiana, communities hit by both Hurricanes Laura and Delta face a long recovery but are humbled by the outpouring of support from United Methodists across the country.
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Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, US-2 track

Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, US-2 track

The Global Mission Fellows program of the UMC places young adults, ages 20–30, in social justice ministries for two years of service. The program offers the opportunity for service in the US and around the world.
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